I met Dafna about two years ago at the first Eat Retreat. She is the awesome force behind INNA Jam, which has received tons of accolades in the last couple of years, and with good reason. It’s ridiculously good stuff, and she’s dedicated to sourcing some of the finest fruits from some of California’s finest small growers. When you invite Dafna to a party, she woos folks with a surplus of jams (spicy jalapeño jam + halloumi cheese = a revelation), or some obscure vegetable like ground cherries (I was first introduced to these fine fruits by Dafna.) These things endear her to me. Plus, she’s an incredible business lady whose work ethic and dedication to her company is inspiring.
So when she asked me to collaborate with her on devising some creative ways to incorporate jam into cooking and then photographing the results, I was pretty darn stoked. It was, and is, an ideal collaboration. The result is a series of cards with creative jam pairing ideas that are shipped with jam orders and available at the INNA jam HQ.
I’m so proud of the work that we made; a giveaway was an easy next step. One lucky person will receive a box of 4 of her most popular jams (Jalapeño, Apricot, Pluot and Strawberry!), along with the recipe cards that we produced.
To enter, leave a comment sharing your favorite creative way to use jam. The contest ends next Wednesday, July 24th at 9 PM PST. The winner will be announced next Thursday.
PS: The talented, kind and helpful Andrew Scrivani is teaching an awesome food photography course over the weekend via Creative Live. I had the good luck to attend one of his workshops last year. I highly recommend it if you’re interested in learning more about food photography!
PPS: My manuscript due in 2 weeks! Home stretch. Powering. Wish me luck.